123HUB News – September 2020

  Welcome to the 123HUB News for September 2020!   Welcome back to school for most of our readers. With all of the the extra challenges in school at the moment, time will undoubtedly be at a premium for teachers.   The 123HUB can help save some valuable time...

West African Songs and Chants

West African Songs and Chants from Folk Ways at the Smithsonian is actually a short scheme of work on African music for children. There are a few bits to listen to and some to try out. All of the music referred to is provided on that page so even just listening to the...

A Great New 123ICT School Website for St Edmund’s

Our latest 123Impact website theme is proving to be popular with schools. We used it on our recent, highly successful, upgrade of the St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School website and were really pleased with the result. The upgraded site has a very impressive...

UK Parliament Week 2020

UK Parliament Week 2020 is an opportunity for primary aged children to start to get an idea of what parliament is and what it does.   It is being held between 1 – 7 November 2020; however, you can take part in any of the activities, at any time. “UK Parliament...

African Art Projects for Children

African Art Projects for Children is a set of craft and art ideas related to the topic of Africa! There are many mask making projects but a few other lovely ones too: One of my favourites is the Kente Cloth marker project from Crayola. This project is part of a study...

10 African Craft Ideas

10 African Craft Ideas have been collected and presented by Artsy Craftsy Mum. There are some lovely projects here to explore. Firstly, she introduces making a painted African house, this is shared on a website called Krokotak. If all the children make one you could...

African Animals

African animals are a huge reason for so many people visiting the continent; there are animals there which live nowhere else in the world. Children already know the names of many of the animals: zebra, elephant, hippo and giraffe; but, learning a little about the...

African Masks

African masks are an important part of African culture and art. They are often used by dancers and storytellers, at various festivals and tribal ceremonies. They are individual, and hand crafted, and all represent something original. Many are sacred objects and...

Introducing Africa

This post, ‘Introducing Africa’, lists a small collection of websites intended to introduce children to the continent of Africa. The sites are mostly sets of interesting facts which may help children start to get a general idea of the scope of the...

Life for African Kids

Life for African Kids is a BBC Newsround project available on the web. It was developed in 2003 so is slightly out of date but it does give a good picture of what life in modern Africa is like. It is likely to really surprise the children learning about it. If they...